For our old friends & neighbors

Since I mentioned my blog on the Christmas card, I thought you might stop by.  Here are some more recent pictures and info about us. My mom and India spent a lot of time hanging out and talking about books during Boppie’s visit last month. India hasn’t been loving middle… Read More

A Day in the Life

 My life on November 20, 2008 (or thereabout) Where all the magic begins: Although it’s hard to believe I have any sort of self-discipline, I usually get up at 5 a.m. I like to walk/run while I blog and watch old episodes of The West Wing (I have all the seasons… Read More

Back-to-school mornings

I have successfully gotten up two mornings in a row at 5:15.  It is such a hideous hour, but I am really uptight about getting ready before the kids wake up (I think it’s because I’m so vain.  I don’t want to risk the chance of having to go into… Read More

Home School

Remember how I was thinking of homeschooling Finn and India this year? No? Well, I was. But unfortunately I chickened out. or rather, Mister decided that it is just too “weird”. I’m tired of getting into a spat with him, so I just let it slide. i’m going to give… Read More


Here are some random thoughts that have passed through my head today: You’d think that after wearing underwear for several years that I wouldn’t have to remind my sons every day to change them. Honestly, I have to ask each day if they have on clean undies. They give me… Read More

Mr. Guiness and Mr. Ripley

I don’t know who, exactly, these two gentlemen are, but their legacies are the most popular topic around our house. You may have a vague remembrance of Ripley’s Believe it or Not and The Guiness Book of World Records. I remember the former being a somewhat creepy and perplexing show… Read More


We had cousins from Mister’s family here last week.  You couldn’t pick a more diverse-looking group of children. Here we have York, India and Jane.  Jane is about a foot taller than York even though she’s a few months younger (India is both the oldest and the shortest).  Jane hates… Read More

You have GOT to be kidding me!

In case you haven’t noticed I have had several babies.  There is a lot of stuff that you need to buy when you have a baby.  With each child I realized that parents actually need fewer things than they think they do.  But that is not the message that parents… Read More